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Donna Mae (Montgomery) Yakle, 78, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Yakle 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to the service hour Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Donna was born Monday, Aug. 20, 1934, in Richmond, Kan. She was the daughter of John Lester and Eula Mae (Welton) Montgomery.

She graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1953.

Donna was united in marriage with Robert D. Yakle May 14, 1954, in Ottawa. They later divorced.

Donna lived most of her life in Ottawa and was employed by Mode O Day, HD Lee, Parmalee and McDonald’s.

She was a member of North Baptist Church and had served as a Deaconess.

She was a member of Wingert Oil Bowling Team in the 1970s.

Survivors include one daughter, Janet Louise Leach and husband, Larry; grandson, Robert Paul Leach and wife, Jody; granddaughter, Cassandra Leach and husband, Kevin Fowler; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Mikala, Alexander and Emma Leach, Chevy and Scarlet Fowler; step-grandchildren, Dillon and Tosha Leach; step-great-grandchildren, August and Rachel Weaver and Sophia Leach; sisters, Beth Hotaling and husband, Jim, Linda Fletcher and husband, Charles, and Sandy Moore and husband, Jim; brother, Kenny Montgomery and wife, Leota; sister-in-law, Edith Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eula Montgomery; three infant children, Gary, Nancy Jo and Carol; brothers, Gail and infant Lester Montgomery; and sister, Leona Adams.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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